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Stunning & Elegant Chateau St Francis ~ Steps to Ski In/ Out ~

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Chateau St Francis ** Elegant Three Bedroom Private Townhome **

A professionally decorated three bedroom home within walking distance to the Snowflake Lift with access to both Peaks 8 & 9. Chateau St Francis is an elegant, three bedroom/four bathroom ski home with French accents. It is perfect for a family holiday. The home accommodates up to eight guests.

The chateau's layout, with the great room, dining room and kitchen on the main level and bedrooms above and below, is designed for daytime interaction and nighttime privacy.

The chateau is located within the city limits of historic Breckenridge ~ everything is within walking distance.

* Our ski home is located across the street from the private Snowflake Chairlift Plaza (essentially ski in/out)

* It is just a short walk (4 blocks) to the center of Breckenridge

With 2,400 square feet of living space (231 square meters), vaulted ceilings, french inspired wooden beams, heated slate & wood flooring and two stone fireplaces, the home accommodates up to eight guests.

The main level features an open floor plan and family-friendly great room including:

* a worn-in leather sectional couch, 2 deep-cushion leather sitting chairs, a gas fireplace with stone hearth and elk sculpture

* vintage skiing decor i.e. skis, a toboggan & snow shoes mounted on upper walls

* a wet bar with a full length, iron cast mirror

* a wall mouted 40" Sony flat screen TV viewable from anywhere in the great room area

* a luxurious powder room with an upgraded granite wash basin & elegant aspen inspired mirror

* Colorado slate flooring with radiant floor heating

Adjacent to the great room is a private deck with a hot tub that's perfect for relaxing with the kids or a glass of wine while gazing at the night lights of Breckenridge, the Milky Way or during the day, the Colorado landscape and wildlife.

The deck overlooks a 1/2 acre of wild flowers and open space (Shrine Hill) including a statue of St Francis in the rock garden.

It has privacy uncommon to a ski area property. The deck also has comfortable log seating for two.

The dining area features an antique walnut dining room table and authetic indian woven rug; it sits 8 including 6 person leather seating in the dining room and the adjacent breakfast bar.

The villa's sleeping arrangements can accommodate up to 8 adults and includes:

* a top floor, professionally decorated master suite with a king sized bed, 32' flat screen TV, gas fireplace, walk-in closet, jetted tub, shower and his/her sinks

* a loft area with a deck and a loveseat sleeper perfect for relaxing with a good book

* a lower level,professionally decorated, private master bedroom with a full sized bed, full bath with jetted tub, shower, his/her sinks and walk-in closet

* a private third bedroom with twin beds, a trundle, a extra pull-out mattress and full bath

Cotton linens grace all the beds in the unit.

The villa/townhome home has multiple entertainment options:

* two cable TVs

* board games

* a selection of best sellers and historic literature is located in the reading area of the loft including letters and speeches from Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and other early US Presidents.

One of our favorite areas of the home is the loft where we'll relax privately to reflect on the learnings, delights and accomplishments of the day while planning the next. From the loft is a view of the night lights of Breck or durring the day, 12,000 ft. Mount Baldy.

For your convenience the townhome has a large laundry room equipped with a Bosch washer, & dryer as well as an iron and ironing board.

Attached to the home is a private heated garage with plenty of room for puting on or taking off ski boots.

Across the street from the ski villa is the Snowflake Chairlift and Blue Sky Lodge featuring a health spa, ski rentals, lift ticket office and ski storage.

Keywords: Breckenridge Highlander Peak 9:

* villa *

* private home *

* town house *

More Details

Pamela & Steve Sparough
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Pamela & Steve Sparough

Originally from Chicago, Pamela and Steve Sparough now live in Boulder, Colorado with their son. Their life has been blessed.

* Pamela is a former talent agent. She is now engaged in fund raising for non-profit organizations

* Cameron is a recent graduate of Regis Jesuit High School and the Univ of CO. He currently works for Merrill Lynch in Houston, TX

* Steve is a former strategy partner at IBM now practicing in the Airline Industry

The family is active members of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Boulder, and St Mary, Breckenridge, parishes.

Pamela & Steve Sparough purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Pamela & Steve Sparough chose Northwest

After looking at properties for over three years, our unit at the Highlander came avaialable. We bought it because of the architecture, the quaintness of the sub division and what we find is the ideal location in Breckenridge i.e. walking distance to most everything.

We love the location of the Highlander i.e. steps from the Snowflake trailhead & chairlift as well as amenities of the Blue Sky Lodge (health spa, ski rentals, storage) while also only 3 blocks from the center of Breckenridge.

The Highlander is a diverse and global community with professionals from all walks of life and the world. We share a love of skiing, the mountains and zest for life.

We love Breckenridge because of:

** its authentic and colorful history

** the well preserved Victorian architecture

** the abundant and diverse options for dining

** the art & photography galleries

** the 4-season choices for adult & child activities

** the plentiful snowfall

** the very friendly locals

** the fascinating people it attracts from around the world

Each season in Breckenridge is special:

** During the ski season, there's 300' of snow, 5 holidays to celebrate as a family as well as Breck's Ulr Festival and the International Ice Sculpting Competition in January

** Mud-season beckons a walk with coffee to the nearby mountain streams, beaver ponds and private lake; We also look forward to the independent films of the Breckenridge Film Festival

** Summer features all the activities of a destination vacation including art festivals on the 4th and Labor Day weekends

** In the Autumn there's the spectacular fall colors, crisp mountain air at night and the anticipation of another ski season

What makes this townhome unique

** Our home is not a rental unit but rather our home that we rent to guests that appreciate it like we do:

** With 2400 sq ft spread over 3 levels it has an open, spacious, mountain home feel but with privacy for sleeping

** We have new Colorado slate flooring with radiant heat throughout the main floor of the home

** It’s the most secluded of all the Highlander subdivision townhomes from the road (and bus noise)

** Its steps away from the Snowflake chair lift and local bus stop; the no fees bus can take you nearby Frisco, the outlet (discount) stores of Silverthorne, the nearby ski resorts (Copper, Keystone and A-Basin) and the Breckenridge grocery store

** The private deck & hot tub overlooks the St Francis rock garden, an adjacent open area with native plantings and the town of Breckenridge; at night, it also has a great view of the Milky Way…perfect with a glass of wine

** It's impeccably clean e.g. the heated garage floor was sealed in a light color, the 2 redwood decks & hot tub were recently re-stained

** Though a car is not necessary, the heated garage has room for putting on/taking off boots and storing skis


Breckenridge Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Kids bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Lower Level Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upper Level Master Bedroom
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (sleeps 2), Queen size bed (sleeps 2), Pull out couch (sleeps 1), Single beds (sleeps 2), trundle bed (sleeps 1), extra pullout mattress (sleeps 1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Stunning & Elegant Chateau St Francis ~ Steps to Ski In/ Out ~
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Fantastic 3 bedroom townhouse conveniently located close to the snowflake lift

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Breckinridge this year. This 3 bedroom townhouse was extremely well equipped and meticulously maintained. It felt more like staying in family or friend's private home than a typical ski condo. We especially enjoyed using the brand new hot tub!

The unit is strategically located literally across the street from the Snowflake lift and Charter Sports (the ski rental shop). If you have a car you will appreciate the heated garage which can accommodate a full size SUV.

The best part of our rental experience was our interactions with Pamela, the owner. From the time we reserved the unit until we checked out she was extremely helpful and available! She called after we arrived to make sure everything was ok and to see if we had any questions.

Everything was great in the house which is finely decorated and has a well equipped kitchen as well as a spacious laundry room. The house is also very quiet at night which is great for sleeping. We also appreciated having humidifiers filled and ready to use in all of the bedrooms.

This is the nicest place we've stayed in on a ski vacation and we would definitely try to stay here again the next time we are fortunate enough to make it back to Breck.

Thanks again Pamela!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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outstanding family ski trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic trip to Breck! Steve and Pamela's townhome is beautiful - it is well appointed as the photos suggest and is deceptively large for those groups looking to spread out a bit. Many of the reviews here outline the amenities of the properly nicely and I would concur with all of them - the photos, map/location, and description of the properly are all spot on. When renting through VRBO, the wildcard is often the owners - and in this case, Pamela was incredibly welcoming and attentive to our visit. Not only did she do the "normal" things an owner would do (e.g. instructions, greeting us, responsive, etc.), but she moved mountains to replace a broken hot tub in just days to ensure we were able to thoroughly enjoy our visit - a true testament to an owner that wants to ensure you enjoy your visit. I'd absolutely recommend Steve and Pamela's townhome to anyone looking for a great place to stay with . We look forward to being able to come back sometime soon!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

My sons, brother (Atlanta), cousin (Dallas) and a friend (#7 adults) all take 1-2 ski trips per year. We all want a bed (no sleeper couch). We love hot tubs and don't like to drive when we arrive. We ski difficult in-bound terrain.

So we loved C. St. Francis. It was perfect place and a perfect mountain. Breck has a great mix of bowls, trees, steeps, moguls. The mountain is well laid out and big, but useable. Not many slopes are this solid, with high speed lifts everywhere. (Buy epic tickets in advance to avoid ticket price shock.)

The house was awesome. Essentially right at the lift, ticket window and rental shop. Very quick access to middle of the mountain. Also a short 1/3 mile walk into town. What a wonderful ski town.

The house has a 4 person hot tub that we used every night, warm floor, nice garage area to gear up, plenty of nice dishes, humidifier in each room (turned on for us in advance), a very friendly and attentive owner, beds for all of us, many kitchen tools (we don't cook much), cool decorations, stuff seemed new (nothing worn out).

In summary, great place, great mountain, beautiful town; all the things you dream that a ski trip should be.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location & condo!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband, brother, and friend stayed in the Sparough's condo in late Feb '15. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The radiant heat is amazing - I'm enamored and must have it for my next home! The condo is roomy enough and all beds used were comfortable. The hot tub on the deck was perfect each evening before dinner. Being a couple minute walk to the Snowflake lift was uber-convenient and the guys in the Charter building were super helpful and friendly for the one person who had to rent. He was able to demo different skis each day which was nice. Storing our ski/board equipment in the heated garage was a great plus, and our Tahoe fit in there as well. I got a fantastic massage at the spa that's in that same building; they even have a steam sauna & shower you can use afterwards. The condo was quiet, comfortable, well-maintained, and exactly what we wanted. Not a fan of electric cooking and the appliances seem dated, but it's a rental and they all functioned properly. They also have a coffee maker, blender for our morning smoothies, and a good variety of pots and pans. Laundry on-site is a must for one attendee and the nice washer & dryer came in useful a couple times. This is a much-loved town house that definitely feels more like a home than a rental unit. It's clear the owners stay there frequently and keep it well-maintained. HIGHLY recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great ski weekend

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure to rent this wonderfully located, adequately accommodating home for myself and 5 other friends for a guys ski weekend. The home is so welcoming as soon as you enter from the heated floors to the wonderful living room with a warm glowing fireplace and large cozy leather sofa. The living room and kitchen area can comfortably entertain half a dozen + people. The master bedroom has a comfortable king bed with a large brand new master bath with a spa tub and waterfall shower head in the shower. On the lower level there are an additional 2 bedrooms with full bathrooms in each room. A new modern front loading washer/dryer in the laundry room. Upstairs the garage also as heated floors which is nice when comming back and getting ready for the hills in. The hot tube on the back porch was easy to use and relaxing and soothing after a long day on the slopes. The location is right across from the snowflake chair which is direct access to the whole mountain. The house is in walking distance from town which is also a plus for the night out. I would highly recommend this rental. My go to breckenridge rental, next time I will rent during the summer and check out the hiking and biking.

Dr. Mitul M. Patel

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family ski trip

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse is top notch! it is tastefully decorated with all the amenities of home. It is a well cared for treasure with high- end appliances and furniture. it is also within walking distance of town and ski lifts. We vacationed with our four adult children and there was plenty of room for everyone. We will definitely return- it was a perfect place to celebrate family time- very comfortable and picturesque. Steve was also very helpful in familiarizing us with the area- and checking to make sure we had everything we needed. Excellent home with wonderful memories...we also walked away with great decorating ideas!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Breckenridge Golf Course - Jack Nichlaus design
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Main Street
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Snowflake lift
Nearest Point of Interest
SnowFlake Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Private homeowners pool and hot tubs
Nearest Point of Interest
Breckenridge Town Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Riverwalk Event Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Peak 9 Base
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Personal Check or Bank Transfer (Outside US and Canada)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.